VRV PodcastFeb 09, 2022
My name is Jenilee. I was born and raised in the Western Massachusetts area. As an industrial truck driver, I worked hard and partied harder. In the wake of the economic crisis of 2008, I lost my union job at the factory that ultimately led to my enlistment in the US Navy. As an Undesignated Seaman, I continued the dirty work alongside the destructive heavy drinking. In 2013, I self-referred into the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) for my acute alcohol abuse. My sobriety date is 5/5/2013. My personal experience in the Navy fueled a fire full of advocacy, servant leadership, and support. As a Yeoman First Class, I medically retired in June of 2020 after years of faithful and honorable service. I maintain a tight network of mentors and veterans, remain in active recovery, and continue a life of representation to demolish negative stigmas surrounding addiction and mental health conditions. I am not ashamed of my journey; it is my life's purpose to remain loud about my recovery, experiences, and lessons learned in hopes of reaching someone who is struggling. In 2021, I started down my cosmetology path. I turned-in my quills for shears. Having served, it is near impossible for me to completely transition back to a civilian. It is in this limbo that I have chosen a life of service to other veterans and active duty women. We all share a common thread and I have created a safe space for us to strengthen our sisterly bond. The scrunchies are a way for all of us to connect. An avenue for you to click a link, read my story, and start a conversation. It is also a way for me to give back to the organization that comforted me in the most stressful of times, the USO. From the layover to my first duty station in Norfolk to my long journey during my medical evacuation in both Oman and Germany, the selfless volunteers at the USO created a place of safety for all of us; a home away from home. Fifteen percent (15%) of all Broken Yeoman scrunchie proceeds are donated to the USO quarterly. VRV
Bucket of Bread LLC
Bucket of Bread brand bread dough mixes are the highest quality vegan-friendly versatile doughs made from certified organic ingredients you can get on the internet. Just add lukewarm water, mix, rise, and start creating so many different baked goods! Get ready to use Bucket of Bread recipes to make easy homemade garlic knots, easy homemade pizza dough, cinnamon buns, breadsticks, pretzels, bagels, naan, or homemade doughnuts easy, in other words you can create whatever you can imagine! One bucket makes about 4 pounds of dough from certified organic ingredients and lasts up to 2-weeks in your fridge right in the bucket. It’s like meal prep for baking. Veteran owned and 10% profits are shared with charities fighting against food insecurity.
You’ll receive top-quality fresh dough mixes in a sealed bucket. The ingredients are 100% domestically sourced and include nutrient-rich certified organic whole grains without all the additives or preservatives. When you see and taste what you can so easily make with these mixes, you’ll certainly want more. Every bucket is made from 100% recyclable materials and every sale helps ‘raise dough’ for charities.
So enjoy some guilt-free baking. Feel good about making and using some really great fresh dough while also giving back to those in need.
Vegas born, dual Veteran owned and operated Veteran and Patriot focused head gear and apparel company who’s mission is to provide a modern version of the traditional Veteran service and campaign hats while maintaining its classic representation.
VHB’s goal is to be all inclusive and plans on offering hats for all branches, campaigns in addition to supporters like military spouses and American Patriots. VHB’s (W)oman (V)eteran or “WV” collection is one-of-a-kind and aims to help change the narrative to ensure “Veteran” becomes synonymous with both men and woman.
Innovative Extracts is a seed-to-sale, veteran-owned business that creates CBD products at our farm in Portage, PA.
Kruse Corner is where author and host, Lani Hankins, shares stories of the military experience, transition, and life after the service. Lani focuses on presenting the female veteran experience, while sharing stories of struggle, mental health, and rediscovering purpose in an effort to end the mental health stigma and prevent suicide. Founded in January of 2019, Lani has used Kruse Corner as a platform for helping other veterans break their silence and to bridge the communication gap between the military and civilian communities.
REE Medical provides an expedited service by helping veterans navigate through the complex VA disabilities benefit process to increase their overall disability rating. We offer thorough medical assessments along with accurate and detailed completions of Disability Questionnaires (DBQ's) for many service-connected disabilities. We also offer the completion of NEXUS letters.
Our mission is to show veterans the care and consideration they deserve. Our entire team is highly trained and fully dedicated to serving those who served. Veterans are our #1 priority in everything we do and we have treated thousands of veterans for a wide variety of medical complications caused by their service in our Armed Forces.
Check out our website and social media platforms for more information about our company and how we are helping veterans!
Michael Williams jumps on the podcast to talk about his photography business!!
I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 5 years. I did one tour in Afghanistan in 2004. I am a Freelance Photographer focusing on Sports and Landscape. My vision is to tell your story through a photography medium. Based out of the Tennessee Valley in Madison, Alabama, I have been photographing for as long as I can remember, but only recently working towards this becoming my sole profession. While I want to focus my attention on Sports and Landscape, I find solace in using my camera to take pictures of just about anything. Let's tell your story.
CP Roofing & Exteriors
Chris jumps on the podcast to give us some insight into the roofing world! It was awesome to hear about how he got into roofing and how much his company has grown over the years!
Dr. Michelle Marie- Certified Wealth Coach
Dr. Michelle Marie is a Certified Wealth Coach who developed a passion for encouraging, equipping, and educating women & families who are fed up and frustrated with their finances after climbing out of her own financial pit.
Wealth Coaching services include:
– Financial Slam Session (3hr coaching session)
– Wealth Coaching Program (3-month program)
– Show Me the M.O.N.E.Y. E-Course
– Wealth Builders Uniting Facebook Group
Be sure to head over to her group on Facebook for her "Get You Wealth On" Challenge!!!
Felix jumps on the podcast to tell us a bit of his story, and of course we talk about some of his amazing sauces and rubs!!!
Be sure to follow him where you can place your order and be in-the-know of when he's dropping some new flavors!!!
Enchanted Mobile Creation LLC
Kalilah Xavier-Duhart is an Entrepreneur and Business Owner of EnchantedMobileCreation LLC, who helps startup and established businesses looking to take their brand to the next level by providing Web Development, Graphic Design and Print services. She’s also an eBay seller and runs Dealz By Kay, a global online store offering online shoppers general merchandise for purchase that is shipped directly to their doorstep. Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, Kalilah spent a little over 2 years as a Seaman for the United States Navy. After honorably discharging from the U.S. Navy under medical conditions, Kalilah went on to receive her AS degree in Accounting from the University of Houston-Victoria, and certificate of completion on “How to Start a Profitable Small Business” and “How to Run a Profitable Small Business”.
Grind Activated Charcoal WHITENING Toothpaste with HYDROXYAPATITE, THEOBROMINE & Coconut Oil. Natural Teeth Whitener w/ REMINERALIZATION, Fluoride Free, Veteran Owned, Made in Utah (Mint Elevated) (4oz)
THE “ALL-IN TOOTHPASTE”: Naturally whitens, strengthens enamel, combats cavities, freshens breath, soothes & moisturizes and polishes & cleans; with a taste that’s dialed in! Plus anti-bacteria, anti-plaque, anti-microbal and anti-inflammatory antioxidants.
WHITEN WITHOUT WORRY: We created the perfect paste – activated charcoal combined with 3 other natural yet powerful whitening ingredients + HYDROXYAPATITE & THEOBROMINE to strengthen enamel. This unique combination allows us to mindfully employ activated charcoal the way it’s intended – to whiten without worry.
INFUSED WITH HYDROXYAPATITE: Backed by science; and considered to be safe (non-toxic) and effective for strengthening enamel. A natural mineral & the main component of our teeth, encompassing 97% of the enamel. In 1970 NASA created a synthetic form of hydroxyapatite to restore astronauts teeth following missions in space; and it’s been used in Japan to combat cavities for over 40 years. However, we use the real stuff – no synthetics here.
STRENGTH THROUGH CHOCOLATE: That’s right, a natural chocolate (cacao bean) extract to assist with remineralization and potentially assist with hypersensitivity. Does it get better than this? Yes… we added high-demand ingredients such as Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Xylitol, Ginseng, Black Tea, Green Tea, Tea Tree Oil and Mint.
MORE THAN A PASTE: A paste with a purpose… Proudly Made in the USA, Veteran-Owned and Purpose Driven. Our mission is to source the finest ingredients and employ the best toothpaste in the world, while helping veterans on the back-end. Brush your teeth and support our men and women in service. The first product you’ll grab each morning and last one you’ll use each night. A subtle reminder to get after it; grind; and never quit.
Our “NO WEAK SAUCE” guarantee: SLS Free, SLES Free, DEA Free, BPA Free, Fluoride Free, Gluten Free and Cruelty Free; Free from: Dyes, Peroxide, Triclosan, Parabens, Artificial Flavors or Artificial Sweeteners. Vegan Friendly. PETA Approved.
Grind. Rinse. Repeat.
Ewe Knit & Sew, LLC
Ewe Knit & Sew, LLC is a veteran/woman owned small business. Leanne Wade, the owner, does all of the designing, hand-dyeing, sewing, quilting, and crafting. She specializes in MCN with in a variety of weights from fingering to bulky. Skeins range from 161 to 822 yards to give customers incredible yarn at a great value! Each color way reflects Leanne's journeys through love, war, and everything in between. Bags and notions are quirky, chic, and filled with a sense of humor. Leanne's quilts are heirloom quality and showcase her love of the fiber arts with emphasis on the farms and animals. Ewe Knit & Sew is committed to ensuring that the fiber arts are never lost, an unforgettable customer experience, and putting happiness back into the world one stitch at a time!
Thelma Christine Hernandez is the owner of Layered, a small veteran owned custom cake design business in Chula Vista, CA. and has been decorating and designing cakes for over 5 years. Thelma served in the United States Navy. After her honorable discharge, Thelma continued to serve the Navy as a Navy spouse for over 23 years to a recently retired Navy Commander and former commanding officer of a guided missile destroyer. Thelma has a unique understanding of what it is to be a civilian and an active duty sailor, as well as the various ranks and structure within the Navy. Thelma holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from Old Dominion University, but prefers to create/design cakes and homeschool her and her husband's two (out of 3) youngest sons. Thelma continues to serve our country's finest through her mentorship of Navy spouses and will continue to do so for many years to come.
We help Veteran Business Owners navigate the Tax and Accounting part of their business with an emphasis on helping them grow and increase cash flows through Maximizing Tax Credits that can literally add thousands of dollars to their bottom line. We also provide customized Bookkeeping and Accounting Services as well as training for those businesses that have an in-house accounting staff.
For Veterans, By Veterans
Household 5 Soaps
Imagine Bath and Body Works was bought out by AC/DC; that’s who Household 5 Soap Company. We make soaps that kickass for people that kickass. We don’t stop at soap, we make beard care, and skincare for men and women. We even make soaps for the family dog. Are you a Veteran? We even have a soap for your branch, Navy? – Deck Scrub. Marine – check out Leatherneck. Army? – Then rub our Dirty Privates all over. No matter the scent you choose – Household 5 will help you Smell. Less. Ugly.
Ernies Mountain Bakery
Tina jumps on to talk about her awesome bakery and her time in the Marine Corps!
"I spent eight years active duty in the marine corps and eight years in the reserves. I then spent twenty years in the IT and healthcare fields. I eventually grew tired of the corporate world and decided to move up to the mountains to open my bakery and write my books. The first one is currently published on Amazon kindle under T.M.Betts. I am currently pulling my hair out while simultaneously loving owning and operating my bakery."
Check out her book here !!!
Freedom Fleece Alpacas/Atlantic to Arctic Ride
US Army Veteran Tj jumps on to talk about his Alpaca business and his ride this coming summer to raise money for Mission 22!
The CJ3 Foundation provides services, support, and advocacy to United States Military Service Members, Veterans/Disabled Veterans, Law Enforcement, Fire, and Emergency/First Responders who need/require assistance, and then connects them with resources and programs designed to meet their unique set of needs. The CJ3 Foundation assists them in finding both the means and opportunities to holistically improve their life outlook and reconnect with the communities they selflessly chose to serve. The CJ3 Foundation achieves this goal through a combination of advocacy for supported individuals and those specialty organizations best suited to assist these individuals, and lobbying efforts that advocate for the creation of legislation to better assist these individuals.
T3 Body Encinitas
* Please excuse the quick intermission in this episode:)"
As a proud Marine veteran, Rick Noda has always been a passionate and motivated individual and as such, has had a passion for passing along that motivation in order to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves – especially when it comes to their fitness goals. During his Marine experience, he learned that the most efficient way to overcome the dreaded length of the learning curve is to find the expert and learn from the ground up. Rick believes that the discipline it takes to set and accomplish fitness goals overflows into your personal life and impacts the confidence you can build by being able to hold yourself accountable while also being grounded enough to give yourself tangible and achievable measures of success. A full-time endurance coach and participant for the past 10 years, Rick has found joy in seeing his clients set their first PR or stand on the podium for the first time. He’s competed and coached for Ironman’s, half/full marathons, as well as short and long course triathlons. He enjoys motivating his clients through physical training with not only his own personal experience but experience from leaders in the industry. The T3 Body Training program was created from a science-based approach that utilizes USAT and TRX training, cardiovascular system improvement, stretching and muscle strengthening, and nutritional guidance. Even if you have had an injury or are recovering from a recent surgery, T3 Body is equally as effective for your goals.
Baskets and Beads Kenya
Eldonna is a retired Air Force veteran and the founder of Baskets and Beads Kenya and Dynamic Vision Foundation which helps women in a slum in Kenya eradicate poverty through entrepreneurism. Baskets and Beads provides a hand up not a hand out by marketing their hand crafted baskets, beads and other products. Through the sale of their handcrafted items in the U.S., many of the women have been able to leave prostitution and provide for their families. Eldonna works to find a market for their handcrafted items through online sales, retail sales, wholesaling to stores or selling with her book when she speaks. “Book and a Bead” is changing the lives of the women and their children. Visit www.BasketsAndBeadsKenya.com for further information.
The Resume Chop Shop
US Army Veteran Akea jumps on the podcast to talk about her military career, transitioning out, and her business that can now help you out, The Resume Chop Shop! She is an amazing mother who truly wants to help you succeed! If you need any help with a resume, or guidance on your career after the military, shoot Akea a message by using the links below!
Mark's Coast to Coast Motorcycle Ride
From Mark from The Rock Guns and Accessories:
"I'm riding my motorcycle from Capitola Beach, CA to Fort Bragg, NC and I'd like for you to support my efforts in raising funds for the Green Beret Foundation! Some friends of mine are also kicking in some raffle items!
15th-24th of Dec.
Capitola Beach, Ca > Fort Bragg
Freedom Creek Forge - EDC Knife
The Rock Guns - Custom Kydex Sheath for EDC Knife"
The Green Beret Foundation provides Special Forces Soldiers and their families with emergency, immediate, and ongoing support. We have assisted nearly 13,000 families since our inception in October 2009 and continue to provide programs and services in support of the community on a daily basis. Since our inception, we’ve invested 87%, or 87 cents of every dollar, into our programs and services, which has totaled to over $15 million that has directly supported the Regiment and its families. GBF is the only non-profit solely dedicated to supporting Green Berets and their families that has achieved a 4-Star Rating with Charity Navigator. Also, GBF is the sole special operations benevolent organization that is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of disability claims.
Check out Mark on his social media pages below!
Finger Lakes Mercantile
Army Veteran Branden joins the podcast to talk about his business, Finger Lakes Mercantile!!! His can do just about anything with his business from photography, art, and metal prints! use the links below to check out some of his amazing products!!!
Hyperbaric Chambers Health and Wellness Foundation
Phil is a Navy trained deep-sea diver and a Certified Hyperbaric Technician and chamber operator. After graduating in 1983 from the U.S. Navy’s Scuba School, Phil worked as reconnaissance diver. Furthering his education, Phil graduated in 1985 from the U.S. Navy’s Second Class Dive School and became a certified deep-sea diver for the 294th Dive Detachment. Phil accumulated 11 years of experience in both chamber and dive operations. He is a civilian Master Diver and a Commercial Diver. Phil is a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has worked for the Fire Department for over 20 years and is a certified Swift Water Rescue Instructor.
Patriot Beads and Brass
Ashley finally found some time to jump on and talk about her amazing business, Patriot Beads and Brass! We talk about her military service, the effects of COVID on her personal business(as well as her full time job at a hospital), and her bullet-themed jewelry!
She was kind enough to give you a code for those that are listening in! Use code "VRV10" at checkout!!!!
Active Duty Marine Britny jumps on the podcast to talk about her awesome business, G Vibes!!!
"We are a Veteran-owned Company dedicated to being a positive impact to Non-Profit Organizations worldwide while unifying the local community through our brand. We strive to inspire others to be their best-self while providing opportunities to help those in need. Our foundation is built on core values: Passion, Family, Faith, and Community. Become a part of our journey to change people’s lives through our brand. It’s more than a brand, but a way of life."
Children's book author, publisher, and Army National Guard member Travis jumps on the podcast to give us some insight into his passion, Zarfling Platoon!!! If you are interested in checking out his books, or backing his kickstarter, check out the links below!!!
Patriot Metal Works
Veterans 2 Veterans Group
Eric and Chuck out of New Hampshire jump back on the podcast to catch up and talk about their amazing non-profit, Veterans 2 Veterans Group! These Veterans help out other Vets in need whether it be financial assistance, help with groceries, or just having a nice chat! We chat about how COVID has affected their non-profit, and how they have adapted and overcame to help those in need!
Fantasy Sports Alliance
Simply Chic Soirées
Woobie Brothers Apparel 2
Owner of Woobie Brothers Apparel, Aaron jumps on to talk about his company and how they support homeless Veterans!
Red Lion Apparel
Josh jumps on to talk about his amazing business, RED LION Apparel!!! Josh served in the USMC, as an LEO, and now uses this brand he created to help provide protective vests for working K9's!!!
Chat with The Patriot Moose
Bryan and I take some time to talk about the current climate in todays world.
Rick Noda is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps who is now a personal trainer out of Encinitas California!!! I can only imagine the amount of energy he brings to his clients as he did this podcast! He is here to not only help out with your physical strength, but mentally as well!!!
Middle Tennessee Fab and Performance
Owner, Rusty Smith served in the US Army for 7 years and was medically retired after sustaining injuries in Airborne School, SFAS, Operation New Dawn, Iraq, and Korea. After retirement, I started a lawn care business to fund our racing habit with my wife, Courtney, and my Skyline dream build. I then partnered with a performance shop in town due to my education not only as an all wheel mechanic in the army, but as a mechatronics engineer and numerous other certifications in mechanical related applications. The business was left to my wife and I and we have dedicated our business to being a sanctuary for veterans through racing and other channels. At our shop we offer over 1 million performance parts and work on anything from diesel and off-road to muscle and import. We have had an idea in our heads for a few years and didn't come to fruition until summer of 2019, when we realized that veterans need a place to go where they can work with their hands to help them through their depression and PTSD. So, through our shop we provide a program called Operation Dysfunctionally Built where one weekend a month we allow veterans to come to our shop and wrench on a performance motor that is designated for them to simply wrench on as well as we provide ride alongs at racing events. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for veterans to use mechanics and racing therapeutically to get the out of their house and in a like minded environment allowing them to work through any depression or PTSD.
Battle Brothers Foundation
The Battle Brothers Foundation empowers veterans through community-based personal development, economic upward mobility, and progressive medical treatments to better their lives and the lives of their families. You can make a difference in a veteran’s life today by pledging a donation or joining our team of dedicated volunteers!
You can purchase a " No One Left Behind " shirt by using the link below!!!
Levity Float Center
Retired Army Veteran Adrian jumps on the Podcast to talk about his therapeutic business, Levity Float Center! Float therapy relaxes the body & mind by eliminating effects of gravity & sensory stimulation while floating weightless in warm salt water.
Square Knot Apparel
Nathan is currently serving in the Army National Guard while also running a successful business called Square Knot Apparel!!! Square Knot Apparel is a veteran owned and operated fashion accessory company specializing in custom, handmade, ties, bow ties, and pocket squares created specifically for dapper gents and ladies. How you dress sends a message, let us help you say the right thing. All of our products are hand selected and sewn in the United States with attention to detail and an eye to both quality and function.
Tactics 2 Toys
Anthony joins us from New Jersey to talk about his unique business, Tactics 2 Toys!!! We talk about his military service, the toy /collectible world, and some of the cool products he sells! Check out his pages to find some hard to find products!!!
Active Duty Soldiers Mike and Alex jump on to talk about their company Woobie Official! Not only to they sell hoodies made out of the famous Woobie blanket, they are highly involved in the community with giving back to those in need!
Gold Star Holsters
Kris and Trevor jump on to talk about their amazing business, Gold Star Holsters!!! Not only can they make a custom holsters for your firearm, they also do laser engraving and offer other pro 2A items in their shop!!!
Another Patriot Moose Takeover!!!
True Allegiance Flag Company
Marine Veteran Rob sat down to talk about his unique flag company, True Allegiance Flags!!! Rob is an outstanding woodworking who found his passion(and therapy) in woodworking!
Marine Corps Veteran John and his wife Stacy join jump on the Podcast to talk about their amazing business, Semper Savage! They make Salad dressings made of all natural ingredients with no added emulsifiers, flavors or colors! Check them out and order a bottle today!!!
Way Beyond Measure
Coach Verdu jumps of to talk about his inspirational Non-Profit, Way Beyond Measure!!! Way Beyond Measure helps everyone from kids that are bullied, to Veterans that may need a lift!!! Check out all of the amazing things they are doing by using the links below!
The CBD Path
Mike and Claudia join us to talk about a business they are extremely passionate about, The CBD Path! They are all about helping people through quality CBD products! As a former Navy Seal, Mike is heavily involved in the Seal community with work at the Trident house and the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum! Check out their products by following the links below!
VRV Chat with Josh Hughes from Empty Wagon Fantasy Football Podcast
Chatting with Jason Madden!
Matt with Innovative Extracts jumps on the podcast to talk about his awesome CBD business out of Pennsylvania! Matt is an Army Veteran along with the other co-founder Andy! Matt talks about the growing process from the farm to the lab, and a bit about how they are involved with the community! Check them out by using the links below!
Honey Badger Nation/ Warthog Media Solutions
Tim with HB Nation and Warthog Media Solutions jumps on to speak about his 2 great businesses. His apparel company is all about that Honey Badger attitude while Warthog Media Solutions is all about boosting your business! Check out these businesses by using the links below!
Homeless Not Toothless
Had a great conversation with Dr. Jay Grossman who provides free dental work for Veterans who are homeless! He talk about his time in service, how the organization came to be, and what we can do to help him continue his mission! Not only does Dr. Jay help out with the Veterans, but also kids in foster care! For more information, please follow the links below!
Golden Corrals "Camp Corral"!!!
Christie and Paige join me to talk about an amazing program through Golden Corral called " Camp Corral"! This program gives children of wounded, ill, or fallen Military families the week of a lifetime! Christie is putting on a gala in Colorado Springs at the DAV Hall on May 2nd from 4-11pm. Her goal is to raise as much money as possible so that they can sponsor children to attend Camp Coral for free! She is looking for any monetary donations, or items that could be placed up for auction! Feel free to contact her for any more information!
6880 Palmer Park Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
The Patriot Moose takeover featuring Fabi with The Josh Powell Foundation!!!
Bryan with the Patriot Moose takes over the Podcast to talk about the Josh Powell Foundation with Fabi Powell!
"The Josh Powell Foundation was founded in honor of 1LT William Joshua Powell by his loving wife, Fabi. At 25 years old, Josh was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called synovial sarcoma in his lower abdomen. This cancer took his life two years and 25 days later, just one month after he married the love of his life.
Fabi has made it her mission to create a legacy in honor of Josh using his story and vision to motivate and encourage others battling sarcoma cancer to be open about their battle, fight their fight, and Keep Going despite the odds stacked against them. This mindset creates a ripple effect, allowing the positive outlook of those facing adversity to continue to inspire others through their own personal battle. INSPIRING THE WORLD - ONE BATTLE AT A TIME.
JPF fulfills its mission by delivering "Powell-Packs" to newly diagnosed sarcoma patients on their first day of treatment providing hope, courage, and strength to these individuals as they take their first steps into a battle they should never have to face. Along with Josh's Keep Going statement, the Powell-Pack includes motivational and functional items that can be used on a daily basis as a constant reminder to Keep Going on the days they feel like giving up. Encouraging this positive outlook not only inspires the patient to not let cancer define them and steal their joy, it advances the mission of inspiring others through the patients own unique, personal journey."
You can find out more about their mission and how to get involved by visiting their website below!
Use code "wood" for 15% off your order!!!
The Patriot Moose
Bryan with The Patriot Moose jumped on the Podcast to talk about his service, woodworking business, and the charities he loves to support! He is an Officer in the Army National Guard who works with families and friends to create custom, hand-painted flags(painted by his fiance!) that serve as gifts or memorials in remembrance of the lifetime of service fulfilled by their heroes!
Check out his amazing work by using the links below, and please reach out if you would like to help setup a VRV social in the Northern Virginia area!
K9s for Camo
Was able to finally track down Chelsea with K9's for Camo to talk about this amazing non-profit that provides service dogs for Veterans! Chelsea serves as the Secretary for this organization and talks about where the dogs come from, training, and how they integrate the local prison system into their dog training! Check out k9's for Camo if you, or know of anyone that could benefit from having a service dog!
Deep South Creations
Marine Corps Veteran and former LEO Brandon jumps on the Podcast to talk about his amazing woodworking business! Brandon is highly involved in the community, helps raises awareness for autism, and donates a portion of each flag sale to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation who has one of his flags in their headquarters building!!!
Woobie Brothers Apparel
Gunner Grey Furniture Fusion
Handcrafted by Pfeil
Tilton Pfeil is an active duty Marine who creates some incredible jewelry out of coins! We talk about his service, the amazing work he is doing out in Landstuhl helping those that are injured returning from combat, and how he can create a unique gift for you! Be sure to follow him and reach out if you have any questions!!! https://www.veteransreferringveterans.com/listings/handcrafted-by-pfeil/ https://www.instagram.com/handcrafted_by_pfeil/ https://www.facebook.com/HCbyPfeil/
The Rock Guns
Army Veterans Sam and Mark join the VRV Podcast to talk about the amazing, family-friends gun store located just outside of Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, NC! We talk about where the meaning of the store comes from, military service, and what services they provide! The Rock Guns is looking to become more than just a gun store, and we are excited to see them grow! Check out the links below, and feel free to contact them with any custom orders!!!
Ken Combs with PHP Agency
Army Veteran Ken Combs jumps on to talk about how he can help you out with financial planning, and job opportunities within the company he works for! Ken is a single father of 2 beautiful children who truly wants whats best for you!
Shawn is a knife maker coming out of Michigan who was recently featured on the TV series "Forged in Fire"! We talk about his experience on the show, his military service, and how strong the knife-making community is! If you are wanting a custom blade, hit him up by using the links below and check out his amazing work!
Check them out by using the links below, and if you are in the Littleton, New Hampshire area, they would love to meet you!!!
Project Instride/CCFit Denver
Charlie joins the Podcast to tell us about 2 awesome businesses that he is running! Project Intstride is a startup Veteran Services Organization that seeks to help ease the transition, and facilitate the success of service members moving back in to civilian life! CCFit Denver is is a high performance master fitness facility designed to guide their clients to whatever their summit may be! Tune in to learn more and be sure to checkout the fundraiser going on with Project Instride where you could win a Dodge Hellcat!!!
Homeless Food Drive
Dinah joins us to talk about the amazing program underneath the El Paso County Homeless Veterans Coalition called "Transitional Housing Initiative"! This program houses homeless Veteran families and provides them with different resources from resume writers, to barbers!!! They currently do not have a grant for food, so we are holding a social on Dec 4th at Atmoshpere Gastropub(1327 Interquest Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80921) starting at 7pm! We will have a "cover charge" to get in the door of any non-perishable food items or monetary donations!!! Uptown Limo is providing a limousine, and our goal is to fill it up with the donated items!!! Crossfit Bonnie and Clyde is also bring a moving truck down to fill as well! We need YOUR help in getting the word out and making this happen for the THI program! Please share out the event on Facebook and if you are unable to make the event and would like to donate, check out the numerous collection points throughout the city that are listed in the discussion section of the event!
Adrian comes on the Podcast to talk about his company, Ca-Tex Designs! This Marine is an outstanding woodworker who makes some truly unique products! Tune in to hear about his service, and how he loves to help other Veteran businesses and non-profits! Be sure to follow his pages and see his amazing work!
Rougue American Apparel-Ft Bragg
THE retired CSM Donald Mcalister joins me on the podcast to talk about Rogue American Apparel-Ft Bragg, and his military service! Mac is a true leader who still continues to be involved with the military and gives back to the local community! Tune in as we talk about dealing with the hardships of returning from combat, and how you can remain strong for yourself, and your family! Check out RAA's awesome products, and be sure to say Hi to Mac if your in the Fayettville area!
6460 Yadkin Rd., Suite A
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
Veterans Day Giveaway 2019
I speak with Adrian with Cal-Tex Designs about the massive giveaway happening now! Head over and look for the IG post to enter!
THE VETERANS DAY MASSIVE GIVEAWAY IS HERE!!! These Veteran owned businesses have come together to bring you some unique items for our 2nd annual giveaway!!! Because of the high number of Veteran businesses donating, we will be separating the products into TWO packages and selecting a winner for each package! Look for more posts detailing the prizes from each company from now until Veterans day! The winners will be drawn on Veterans day at 8pm MST! May the odds be ever in your favor.
Kevin with Resumedics jumps on the Podcast to talk about how he can help you in the civilian world! Kevin is a certified interview coach that wants to help you land your next job! He can help out with your resume, LinkedIN profile, and performing well during the interview process!!! Use the following links to get in contact with him!
Nova Point Capital
Joe Sroka, co-founder of Nova Point Capital, joins us to talk about his service in the military and his investment management firm based in Atlanta! Joe not only helps out with personal/business investment strategies, but he is also heavily involved with the Veteran community through Bunker Labs, and the U.S. Army Ranger Association! You can find out more about what Nova Point is doing by using the links below, and be sure to follow their blog and Podcast!
Podcast: FOB(Financial Operating Base)
Marine Veteran Jon Williams joins us from Washington where he has created a great organization to help combat PTSD, and help get Veterans an education in the Aviation and Automotive worlds! Jon talks about his time in the service, and how he connected with racing to help him deal with his past. He has created and awesome community centered around racing which you can be a part of! Be sure to follow Adrenaline Therapy, and Battalion Racing to learn more! Reach him at (702) 370-0803, or follow the links below!
He will be at SEMA coming up in Las Vegas, so be sure to keep an eye out for them!
Moonlight Cleaning LLC
Army Veteran Daily Cole with Moonlight Cleaning joins us to talk about his Cleaning business in Colorado Springs! Daily was truly one of the main reasons why I started the VRV! On this episode he talks about his military service, and how those he served with still help him to this day! You can contact him and check out his work using the links below! Call him anytime to schedule an appointment at 719-600-3600!
Veteran Custom Woodworx
Jason joins us to talk about his unique, made-to-order flags that are made without the use of CNC machines! He speaks about his time serving as an OSI agent with the Air Force, and explains why his flags, and other woodworkers, don't have to abide by the flag code!
One of his flags is up for auction to raise money for Veteran Powered Films! You can find the flag at 32auctions.com/VPF.com! The auction ends on 26 Oct 2019!!!
Ashes to Beauty Ministries
Dr. Angel Storm swings by to talk about what she does as a Life Coach, and how she can help YOU finding direction in life! She is also well-educated in the world of narcissism, and she discusses signs to look for and how to get help! Beyond being a Life Coach, she is a Mother, mentor, speaker, and Author!
Randy joins us from Loveland, Co to talk about his Infrared systems that can help you save money, and prevent potential hazards in your home!!!
Joe joins us to talk about his powerful brand, and what lessons he has learned since leaving the Army!
4 BEST LLC
Had the pleasure of speaking with Gilberto out of Killeen Texas! Gilberto makes custom gun holsters, plate carriers, and is a firearm instructor who can help you out with self-defense!
Getting to know us!
Megan and Justin came up with a couple questions to answer so that you get a better feel for us! If you have any questions you would like us to answer, please send them over to VRVSOCIAL@GMAIL.COM!
Overview of the VRV
This episode is a brief overview of Veterans Referring Veterans! Stay tuned to hear from different Veteran business owners and Non-profits!